After the Red Sox scored a run in the top of the fifth to make it 3-1, Detroit’s Rondell White hit a homer to center field to reestablish a three-run Tigers lead.
However, Boston responded with a three-run rally to tie the game in the seventh. Michael Lockwood hit a two-run home run, and Willy Mota followed with a solo blast to knot the score at four.
Both teams were scoreless in the eighth, and Detroit closer Lee Rodney – called up from the Double-A Erie SeaWolves – shut down the Red Sox in the top of the ninth to wrap up the victory.
Pena led all hitters with a 4-for-4 performance, adding two runs scored and an RBI.
No other Tiger had more than one hit.
For the Red Sox, Lockwood and Hanley Ramírez each had two hits. Lockwood added two RBI.
Future Hall of Famer David Ortiz won the pregame Home Run Hitting Contest.